Raising and Forming

August 4 - August 8, 2023

Raising and Forming

$700.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $650
Material Fee: $50

This workshop will focus on the process of raising a hollow vessel from a flat disc of metal. Participants will learn how to prepare the metal and sink it prior to raising. Demonstrations will cover making a raising template, properly annealing copper and silver, planishing, using pitch to chase the vessel, and creating different finishes for the completed piece. All experience levels are welcome.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day

Registration will open in early December. Please check back for updated information and cost.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Chloe Darke

Chloe Darke is originally from Groveland, Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors in Metalsmithing & Jewelry from Maine College of Art in May 2011. Chloe was employed as a silversmith at Old Newbury Crafters in Amesbury, Massachusetts from October 2011 to August 2016. She and her coworkers are featured in an episode of the PBS television series Craft in America entitled “Forge.” She received her Master of Fine Arts in Metals from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 2019. Chloe was an artist in residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft from June – August 2021. HCCC’s In Residence: 14th Edition featured two of the pieces she has made during the course of her residency. Additionally, her work was recently on display in Craft Desert’s Small Acts: The Craft of Subversion in San Diego, California. She is currently based in Upperville, Virginia.

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